Vols Release 2007-08 Basketball Schedule

August 5, 2007

2007-08 Tennessee Men's Basketball Schedule

Date Day Opponent Location Time/Result

11-02-2007 Fri California (Pa.) (exhibition) Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11-05-2007 Mon Lincoln Memorial (exhibition) Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11-09-2007 Fri Temple Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11-14-2007 Wed (TBA) Legends Classic Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11-16-2007 Fri (TBA) Legends Classic Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11-20-2007 Tue Middle Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11-23-2007 Fri (TBA) Legends Classic (Prudential Center) Newark, N.J. TBA
11-24-2007 Sat (TBA) Legends Classic (Prudential Center) Newark, N.J. TBA
11-27-2007 Tue North Carolina A&T Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11-30-2007 Fri Louisiana-Lafayette Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
12-04-2007 Tue UT-Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. TBA
12-15-2007 Sat Western Kentucky (Sommet Center) (ESPNU) Nashville, Tenn. 09:30 pm
12-19-2007 Wed UNC Asheville Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
12-22-2007 Sat Xavier (ESPN) Cincinnati, Ohio TBA
12-29-2007 Sat Gonzaga (Key Arena) (ESPN2) Seattle, Wash. TBA
01-09-2008 Wed Ole Miss (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Knoxville, Tenn. 08:00 pm
01-12-2008 Sat South Carolina (FSN) Columbia, S.C. TBA
01-17-2008 Thu Vanderbilt (ESPN/ESPN2) Knoxville, Tenn. 07:00 pm
01-19-2008 Sat Ohio State (CBS/VolunteerTV) Knoxville, Tenn. 03:30 pm
01-22-2008 Tue Kentucky (ESPN) Lexington, Ky. 09:00 pm
01-26-2008 Sat Georgia (FSN) Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
01-29-2008 Tue Alabama (ESPN) Tuscaloosa, Ala. 09:00 pm
02-02-2008 Sat Mississippi State (FSN) Starkville, Tenn. TBA
02-05-2008 Tue Florida (ESPN) Knoxville, Tenn. 09:00 pm
02-09-2008 Sat LSU (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Baton Rouge, La. 03:00 pm
02-13-2008 Wed Arkansas (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Knoxville, Tenn. 08:00 pm
02-16-2008 Sat Georgia (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Athens, Ga. 03:00 pm
02-20-2008 Wed Auburn Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
02-23-2008 Sat Memphis (ESPN) Memphis, Tenn. TBA
02-26-2008 Tue Vanderbilt (ESPN) Nashville, Tenn. 09:00 pm
03-02-2008 Sun Kentucky (CBS/VolunteerTV) Knoxville, Tenn. 12:00 pm
03-05-2008 Wed Florida (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Gainesville, Fla. 09:00 pm
03-09-2008 Sun South Carolina (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Knoxville, Tenn. 02:00 pm
03-13-2008 Thu SEC Tournament (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Atlanta, Ga. TBA
03-14-2008 Fri SEC Tournament (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Atlanta, Ga. TBA
03-15-2008 Sat SEC Tournament (LF Sports/VolunteerTV) Atlanta, Ga. TBA
03-16-2008 Sun SEC Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) Atlanta, Ga. TBA
03-20-2008 Thu NCAA Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) TBA TBA
03-21-2008 Fri NCAA Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) TBA TBA
03-22-2008 Sat NCAA Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) TBA TBA
03-23-2008 Sun NCAA Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) TBA TBA
03-27-2008 Thu NCAA Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) TBA TBA
03-28-2008 Fri NCAA Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) TBA TBA
03-29-2008 Sat NCAA Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) TBA TBA
03-30-2008 Sun NCAA Tournament (CBS/VolunteerTV) TBA TBA
04-05-2008 Sat NCAA Final Four (CBS/VolunteerTV) San Antonio, Texas TBA
04-07-2008 Mon NCAA Championship (CBS/VolunteerTV) San Antonio, Texas TBA

Games against both teams in the 2007 national championship game, the school’s first-ever game in the state of Washington and an appearance in the Legends Classic highlight Tennessee’s 2007-08 schedule that was announced Sunday. Twenty of those games will be played within the borders of the state of Tennessee and 16 of those will be at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. Although the television schedule has not been completed at this time, at least 20 of the games will be televised with 11 of those games being shown nationally.

“Our schedule is once again as strong as anyone in the country is playing,” third-year head coach Bruce Pearl said. “One of the things we are trying to do is live by a saying Coach (Ray) Mears had, “Anywhere, Anyhow, Anytime, Bar Nothing.” We don’t put up the kind of gaudy numbers that some people will in terms of wins because of our schedule. We played against both teams in last season’s national championship game and visit this year’s preseason No. 1 team in addition to several other high-profile games. The schedule is everything you could want. It will send my players the message that I think it will prepare us. As a team, I think we can handle it.”

At least 15 of the Vols’ potential opponents advanced to postseason play, including 10 squads that received NCAA Tournament invitations. Among Tennessee’s opponents are 2007 national champion Florida and runner-up Ohio State and a potential match up with National Invitation Tournament champion West Virginia in the Legends Classic. Tennessee’s opponents combined to win 522 games in 2006-07 and had a .621 winning percentage.

UT will be on national television at least 11 times with nine games being shown on the ESPN family of networks and two games on CBS. Four of the Vols’ Southeastern Conference games will be shown on ESPN’s Tuesday night package. Lincoln Financial Sports will televise six league games and Fox Sports has scheduled four games. Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp return for their ninth season together calling each of Tennessee’s games for the Vol Radio Network.

The Vols will open a renovated Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday, Nov. 9, when the Temple Owls visit Knoxville for the season-opener. This will be the first meeting between UT and Temple since the legendary 11-6 Vols win on Dec. 15, 1973. The 17 combined points scored stands as an NCAA record that may never be broken and will probably be surpassed in the opening minutes of this year’s meeting.

Tennessee will serve as one of four opening-round sites for the eight-team Legends Classic Nov. 14-16. The other host sites for opening-round play are New Mexico State, Texas and West Virginia. Regardless of the outcome of the opening-round games, all eight participating teams will advance to the championship round, set for Nov. 23-24 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

UT’s non-conference slate features games against 2007 NCAA runner-up Ohio State (Jan. 19 in Knoxville), Sweet 16 participant Memphis (Feb. 23 at Memphis), and NCAA participants Xavier (Dec. 22 in Cincinnati) and Gonzaga (Dec. 29 in Seattle, Wash.). Additionally, the Vols will visit UT-Chattanooga for the first time since the 1982-83 season to play the Mocs on Dec. 4 and will meet Western Kentucky in Nashville Dec. 15.

The Vols open SEC play at home on Wednesday, Jan. 9, against Ole Miss and will also host SEC Western Division teams Arkansas (Feb. 13) and Auburn (Feb. 20) in addition to each of the SEC Eastern Division teams. The SEC Tournament is scheduled for March 13-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.

Season ticket renewals have been mailed and new season ticket orders will go on sale Sept. 10. Due to the renovations to Thompson-Boling Arena, it is anticipated that only 300 level season tickets will be available for the 2007-08 season. Those tickets will be available for less than $10 per game ($154 for the season). A limited number of Family Plan Season Tickets ($90 season ticket with a minimum purchase of four) in sections 312-314 will also be available. Individual game tickets will go on sale in October.

More Ticket Information--

Season Tickets will go on sale to the public on September 10. It is anticipated that only 300 Level Season Tickets will be available for the upcoming season at $154 (less than $10 per game). Additionally, a limited number of Family Plan Season Tickets ($90 season ticket and must purchase minimum 4) in Sections 312-314 will be available.

Student Seating (Sections 123-127; lower half of 128-130; 323-328)
Family Plan (Sections 312-314)

Ticket Prices
300 Level -- $154
300 Level Faculty/Staff -- $77

Family Plan (Must purchase minimum 4, maximum 8) -- $90

Join the VASF and get priority season tickets by calling 865/974-1218.

Individual tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

- UT vs. Western Kentucky in Nashville (includes ticket to the Memphis vs. Middle Tennessee Game) -- $30

Story Courtesy: UT Sports Information

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